Conveniently just in time to cool controversy
You can't keep anything secret on the internet these days. Especially when, like Ubisoft, you post a bunch of as-yet-unreleased story details on your digital marketplace.
People will notice that.
This time, the snippet involves Far Cry 4, spotted on the Uplay product page by Reddit user desirecampbell.
"Hidden in the majestic Himalayas lies Kyrat, a country steeped in tradition and violence," reads the cached description. "You are Ajay Ghale. Traveling to Kyrat to fulfill your mother's dying wish, you find yourself caught up in a civil war to overthrow the oppressive regime of dictator Pagan Min."
"Explore and navigate this vast open world, where danger and unpredictability lurk around every corner. Here, every decision counts, and every second is a story. Welcome to Kyrat."
So, with the aid of the increasingly controversial box art, let's review...
We're thinking that's probably Min in the sharp suit, then. Just guessing. Mind you, it's refreshing to see that the protagonist actually hails from the region, as opposed to being a white American who conveniently turns up to save all the natives.
A cynic would suggest that the leak was very conveniently timed, as many pundits and gamers were already criticing Ubisoft over that very issue.
We're set to learn more about Far Cry 4 at E3, unless Ubisoft leaks any more details. It's slated for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.